Well I was not expecting to be away for so long, but then I was not expecting to be so miserable either.
This has been very difficult and there is still a long way to go. I can sit at a desk now and bend the knee which is great but it is still stiff and very painful.
The most surprising thing about this surgery was the depression which has followed it. I was not expecting that little side-swipe.
When I saw the Dr. today he said he was very pleased with my progress. It finally got through my thick head that I will never have a "normal" knee again, it will not bend as far as the old one and I will be lucky to get about 115 degrees of bend. The Dr. told me I will never again kneel to garden, pull weeds or scrub a floor. My sons said," that's okay mom it's not like you did it that often anyway". Sigh.
Because I am young for knee replacement (one of the few things I am too young for) I will have to baby this thing and make it last.
Pretty sure I don't ever want to re-do this nasty experience.